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Amos House to accept Donegan contribution

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Jayne Donegan, the North Kingstown resident who had been cleared in Third District Court for violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges, will make a $5,000 contribution to the Amos House in Providence. Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council approves 2014-15 town budget

May 8, 2014

The North Kingstown Town Council passed the 2014-15 fiscal year budget by majority vote on Monday evening. At the time of the vote, Town Manager Michael Embury said the budget tax rate was $19.08, a 28 cent increase over 2013, noting that this could fluctuate by a penny by the time the rate is finalized on June 16.

The entirety of the approved budget totaled approximately $99.4 million, including a general fund budget of about $27.6 million a debt service fund budget of $5.5 million, a library fund budget of $1.5 million, a Q/D recreation fund budget of $1.8 million, a water fund budget of $3.8 million, a municipal court fund budget of $243,763, and a school fund budget of $59.1 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commission delays Rolling Greens decision

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission took testimony from members of the public once more regarding the town’s proposed comprehensive plan and zoning amendments to allow construction of the proposed Rolling Greens development at the corner of Route 2 and 102. Residents expressed their concerns to the commission regarding the site’s potential for taking business away from Post Road and disturbing the “rural character” of the area, among other complaints.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community members line up to help restore town house

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last fall, the oldest municipal building in the West Bay area was moved from its original site at Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home on Brown Street to the land adjacent to the Wickford Elementary School site. Now, local community members and businesses are working together through delays to properly establish the Old Towne House at its new home.

The town house, originally built in 1807, was moved so that the funeral home could expand, and now the town is looking towards building a foundation for the structure, among other renovations, which has proven more difficult because of structural concerns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reed praises new Navy contract for Electric Boat

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) raised the U.S. Navy’s decision to award a $17.6 billion contract to Electric Boat in Quonset to build 10 additional Virginia-Class submarines. The contract, according to Reed, is another step towards providing skilled jobs for Rhode Islanders.

“This contract means submarine production at Quonset is on course and full speed ahead,” said Reed in a statement. “The additional work at EB’s facilities in Quonset is good news for job growth and economic growth in Rhode Island.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKHS recognized by U.S. News and Report as ‘Silver Medal’ school

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to U.S. News and World Report, North Kingstown High School is the third-best high school for students in Rhode Island, and the publication has selected the institution as a Silver Medal School, one of only five in the state. Superintendent of Schools Philip Auger congratulated faculty, staff students and their families for the hard work they have put in over the year to foster a successful learning environment at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD looking for new recipient in Donegan case

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan, the department is looking for a new recipient for the $5,000 contribution meant for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from Jayne Donegan. The North Kingstown resident was cleared earlier this month of violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges.

Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home. A Third District Court judge initially ordered Donegan to make a $5,000 contribution to MADD, but executive director Gabrielle Abbate issued a statement on April 16 that her organization would not accept the donation from Donegan, saying it would send the “wrong message” about providing alcohol to minors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council debates capital concerns

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s regular meeting, the North Kingstown Town Council discussed a number of issues regarding the upcoming adoption of the FY 2014-15 town budget, most pressing of which is the school department’s plans to replace the HVAC system at North Kingstown High School, which was installed improperly when the new school building was constructed in 2000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Job Corps takes the win

April 30, 2014

EXETER—For many local youth, the Exeter Job Corps provides a platform through which they can gain tangible skills for future employment in many services industries, qualities which are not often taught within the realm of a five-day per week school year. A group of four students have rewarded themselves for applying those skills, taking top honors in the third annual Rhode Island Prostart Culinary Competition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for fourth DUI

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN – A Richmond man was arrested last week for driving under the influence after he served time for driving under the influence – death resulting in the late 1990s.

Jamestown police arrested Lawrence Brew, 54, of 45 Kenyon School Road, Richmond, on April 8 shortly after 8 p.m. following a motor vehicle stop on Route 138.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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